Towson University

2,647 reviews
  1. Towson, MD
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Towson University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252
Website

Towson University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1000-1170
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,859/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,034/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,957/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,245/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,803/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,978/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.111 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,575Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    34%
  • Driven
    26%
  • Stressed, tired and tenacious
    17%
  • Competitive
    12%
  • Nonchalant
    5%
  • Isolated
    3%
  • Lazy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.165 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.202 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Tigertown
    74%
  • United
    11%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Hell
    5%
  • Baitsman
    3%

After Towson University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses

Reviews

2,647 reviews
  • Excellent
    344
  • Very Good
    996
  • Average
    1079
  • Poor
    143
  • Terrible
    53
I am a current transfer student from Frostburg State University. The academic professors and advisers I have had thus far have been extremely helpful in pursuing my passion within the exercise and sports science field.
  • Junior
  • 2 days ago
I really enjoy the atmosphere at Towson University. The classes are not too big so there is an opportunity to get to know your professor. The professors are understanding and willing to help as long as you put in the work. The dorms are very nice and campus life is enjoyable. The only complaint is that there always construction happening somewhere on campus. It's good that they are updating the campus, but the construction sometimes blocks normal routes to class.
  • Sophomore
  • 18 days ago
It seems like a school that is dedicated to making sure the students succeed even past the time they graduate. They are committed to excellence.
  • Junior
  • 18 days ago